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Thinking About Your Thanksgiving Dinner Yet? 
Nov. 6, 2009 7:35 pm 
Updated: Nov. 20, 2009 5:08 am
Hi, everyone! This is Judith writing, Allrecipes’ PR manager and blog maven. Can you believe we’re a week into November already? Are you thinking about the holidays yet? Have you been using the new and improved Recipe Box to save your favorite Thanksgiving recipes? It’s so cool to be able to choose recipes, catalog them by type, and add the ingredients to a shopping list—and have everything totaled together so you know what to buy. I love it! That’s going to make shopping for the big feast soooo easy this year.
If you haven’t started planning for Thanksgiving yet, you’re not alone. In a survey some of you may remember completing last September, 58% of you said you wouldn’t start planning until just a few days before. Just 38% said they got an early start and begin planning a few weeks ahead. In the same survey, 54% said the Internet is now your primary source for holiday recipes, a 567% increase compared with five years ago. Wow! No wonder the Allrecipes community has grown! And 75% of you said what mattered most when choosing holiday recipes from any source was that “it has positive ratings and reviews from cooks like me.” Scaling recipes—or changing the serving amounts—was also important to 65% of you.
What were everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving recipes last year? Here’s the list of recipes you looked at most in November 2008. Hope it helps inspire you with ideas for this year! You’ll even find a recipe for leftovers! I’m getting hungry just writing this.
Does your family have a favorite Thanksgiving dish? Do you brine or barbecue your turkey? Do you prefer pumpkin pie or pecan pie? Tell us about your Thanksgiving traditions? Are you going to try cooking something new this year?

Nov. 7, 2009 7:56 am
Nice to hear from someone @ AR! This is my ONLY go-to site for the past couple of years. I even have a friend who cooks for a residential treatmnet facility in TX --- ALL her recipes come from AR, and the place is noted for GREAT food --- such a nice thing for the courageous folks who receive help there! Let's see --- I've brined turkey and loved it, done it in cooking bags and loved it, and done it in a roaster outside... enjoyed them all. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving, and add my thanks for what this site does. Can't live without the reviews. Love finding recipes from cultures I lived with during my 8 years on Guam, too.
Nov. 7, 2009 7:57 am
oops! make that word "treatment"!
Nov. 7, 2009 3:11 pm
We have a smoker to experiment with this year - looking forward to a 'different' flavor....
Nov. 7, 2009 3:13 pm
One of our favorite family dishes is a cranberry salad - I'll have to post it on here...
Nov. 7, 2009 6:57 pm
I love my brined turkey and oyster stuffing. Trader Joes should pay me for all the free advertisement I give them. They have a raw cranberry/orange relish I adore. I would give my eye teeth for a smoker! thanks for rubbing it in Sw!! She knows I kid! I love her:) I am crazy about this site and it is a very interesting survey. I am not sure I was part of it. I get in the RE and have a hard time dragging my arse out of it! Thanks for listening to a fellow food lover. Take care of yourself and if I don't talk to you by then, have a Wonderful Gobble Gobble!
Nov. 11, 2009 7:48 am
I love the new look. Thank you.
Kayla Anderson 
Nov. 11, 2009 8:51 am
Thank you!
Nov. 12, 2009 7:14 am
I love the new Recipe book. I was wondering, however, the old book had a feature where you could Pay to print a hardcopy book out of your recipes. Does anyone know if you can still do that. I can't find it.
Nov. 12, 2009 10:06 am
Hi Everyone! Great to hear from you! Thank you for the positive comments about the site changes. We're so pleased you like them! For LIVORY's question, a couple of years ago Allrecipes was featuring hardcover cookbooks created with your own recipes. You can find out more about these cookbooks by going directly to or Happy cooking!
Nov. 15, 2009 11:32 am
Hi Since you changed the site I have knot been abil to save recipes to my recipe box or delete one/s i don't want anymore. I have emailed 3 times but have not received any replie can any one help me Thanks Jo
Nov. 20, 2009 5:08 am
What's the best recipes to make ahead and freeze?
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